wu :: forums
wu :: forums - [ FAQ : how to hide text? ]

Welcome, Guest. Please Login or Register.
Jan 26th, 2022, 3:01pm

RIDDLES SITE WRITE MATH! Home Home Help Help Search Search Members Members Login Login Register Register
   wu :: forums
   riddles
   suggestions, help, and FAQ
(Moderators: william wu, towr, Icarus, Grimbal, ThudnBlunder, SMQ, Eigenray)
   [ FAQ : how to hide text? ]
« Previous topic | Next topic »
Pages: 1  Reply Reply Notify of replies Notify of replies Send Topic Send Topic Print Print
   Author  Topic: [ FAQ : how to hide text? ]  (Read 36543 times)
william wu
wu::riddles Administrator
*****





   
WWW

Gender: male
Posts: 1291
[ FAQ : how to hide text? ]  
« on: Jan 21st, 2003, 12:41am »
Quote Quote Modify Modify

UPDATED: 5:52 PM 3/25/2005
 
Want to give a solution or hint, but don't want others to see it unless they highlight the area with a mouse? Embrace the secret text in hide tags as follows:
 
Code:

[hide] i send this in order to have your advice [/hide]

 
The resulting text will appear as:
 
i send this in order to have your advice
 
You have to highlight this area with your mouse to see the hidden message.
 
There is also a convenient hide-button at the far right of the second row of the YABBC tags menu, in case you forget the command.
 
 
notes: hide tags now work in previewing as well. the old implementation wasn't right.
« Last Edit: Mar 25th, 2005, 5:55pm by william wu » IP Logged


[ wu ] : http://wuriddles.com / http://forums.wuriddles.com
Icarus
wu::riddles Moderator
Uberpuzzler
*****



Boldly going where even angels fear to tread.

   


Gender: male
Posts: 4863
Re: [ FAQ : how to hide text? ] (new)  
« Reply #1 on: Apr 5th, 2003, 12:26pm »
Quote Quote Modify Modify

A few other FAQs about hidden text, as currently implemented:
 
How can I see it? - Select the text area using your mouse cursor. While the area is selected, the text will show.
 
Why? - Posters hide information because many people turn to the forum when they are stuck and want a push in the right direction, but not the full solution. Hiding text gives the reader a chance to reveal only some of the information, in hopes that they can figure out the rest themselves.
 
It's not working! - Hidden text is only hidden in the regular thread display. Anywhere else, it will show. In particular, hidden text is not hidden in the Preview pane. Fear not! If you have attempted to hide some text, and in the preview you can see the text, but not the hide tags, then you are okay. When you post the text will be hidden. But, if you can see the hide tags in the Preview pane - you have an error you need to correct.  
 
 
 
(I decided to post this here so that I could link newbies to it, rather than keep repeating it all over the forum.)
« Last Edit: Apr 5th, 2003, 12:27pm by Icarus » IP Logged

"Pi goes on and on and on ...
And e is just as cursed.
I wonder: Which is larger
When their digits are reversed? " - Anonymous
towr
wu::riddles Moderator
Uberpuzzler
*****



Some people are average, some are just mean.

   


Gender: male
Posts: 13730
Re: [ FAQ : how to hide text? ] (new)  
« Reply #2 on: Apr 9th, 2003, 11:49am »
Quote Quote Modify Modify

THUDandBLUNDER brought it to my attention that hyperlinks don't hide normally.
To hide a hyperlink, along with regular text, you'll have to do this:
[hide] hidden text before hyperlink, [/hide] [url=linktosomewhere] [hide] link-text [/hide][/url][hide], hidden text after hyperlink[/hide]
 
normal:" hidden text before hyperlink, link-text, hidden text after hyperlink"
 
as above:" hidden text before hyperlink, link-text, hidden text after hyperlink"  
« Last Edit: Apr 9th, 2003, 12:03pm by towr » IP Logged

Wikipedia, Google, Mathworld, Integer sequence DB
Boody
Newbie
*





   
Email

Gender: male
Posts: 42
Re: [ FAQ : how to hide text? ] (new)  
« Reply #3 on: Apr 16th, 2003, 3:54am »
Quote Quote Modify Modify

on Apr 5th, 2003, 12:26pm, Icarus wrote:
- ...Hidden text is only hidden in the regular thread display. Anywhere else, it will show. In particular, hidden text is not hidden in the Preview pane...

 
Beware:
I just want to confirm that and give an example.
When you see the "10 most recent posts " hidden text are revealed.
So beware, if you don't want to read fortuitously solutions.
« Last Edit: Apr 16th, 2003, 3:57am by Boody » IP Logged
mistysakura
Junior Member
**





   


Gender: female
Posts: 121
Re: [ FAQ : how to hide text? ] (new)  
« Reply #4 on: Apr 21st, 2003, 4:25pm »
Quote Quote Modify Modify

For some reason, now you can see the hide tags in preview mode, even when they're put in correctly.
IP Logged
Icarus
wu::riddles Moderator
Uberpuzzler
*****



Boldly going where even angels fear to tread.

   


Gender: male
Posts: 4863
Re: [ FAQ : how to hide text? ] (new)  
« Reply #5 on: Apr 21st, 2003, 4:54pm »
Quote Quote Modify Modify

Are you sure you had them in right? The following did not show the hide tags for me in preview:
 
test
IP Logged

"Pi goes on and on and on ...
And e is just as cursed.
I wonder: Which is larger
When their digits are reversed? " - Anonymous
cho
Guest

Email

Re: [ FAQ : how to hide text? ] (new)  
« Reply #6 on: Apr 21st, 2003, 5:27pm »
Quote Quote Modify Modify Remove Remove

Tower's solution for hiding link text gave me an idea for hiding text even in preview mode. It goes something like this
     [url=Not a real url, just hidden text]    [/url]
Find (and read) the hidden text.
IP Logged
mistysakura
Junior Member
**





   


Gender: female
Posts: 121
Re: [ FAQ : how to hide text? ] (new)  
« Reply #7 on: Apr 23rd, 2003, 1:01am »
Quote Quote Modify Modify

stuff
 
Well, the above hide tags are showing in preview, so if they're hidden in my post, I've put them in right.
 
Wait a minute.  *checks preferences*  No, nothing to do with that either.  This is weird.
IP Logged
Icarus
wu::riddles Moderator
Uberpuzzler
*****



Boldly going where even angels fear to tread.

   


Gender: male
Posts: 4863
Re: [ FAQ : how to hide text? ] (new)  
« Reply #8 on: Apr 26th, 2003, 10:06am »
Quote Quote Modify Modify

Weird indeed. All I can think of is that it must have something to do with your browser.
 
Cho - I suppose that works, but you might want to indicate to people to look at their url display to see the text, otherwise they won't notice that useful information is being displayed.
IP Logged

"Pi goes on and on and on ...
And e is just as cursed.
I wonder: Which is larger
When their digits are reversed? " - Anonymous
mistysakura
Junior Member
**





   


Gender: female
Posts: 121
RE: [ FAQ : how to hide text? ] (new)  
« Reply #9 on: Apr 26th, 2003, 5:32pm »
Quote Quote Modify Modify

Seriously, I spent ages think 'what the?' (I don't usually display my status bar.) Roll Eyes
And about the whole hiding text thing ...Never mind, it's come back, but this was just WEIRD!!!  and what I did waas reset the browser potions back to default... I must have done something really stupid. Embarassed
« Last Edit: Apr 28th, 2003, 3:43am by mistysakura » IP Logged
gramps
Newbie
*



I am a nobody. Nobody is perfect. Therefore, ...

   
Email

Gender: male
Posts: 31
Re: [ FAQ : how to hide text? ] (new)  
« Reply #10 on: Jul 10th, 2004, 10:41pm »
Quote Quote Modify Modify

Hey, just joined, didn't know about the 'hide' and '/hide' routine. So simply used within sq brackets color=black and then /color. It worked. See:
>This is hidden.<  
 
And it works in the pre-view panel too.
 
ok?
IP Logged
BNC
Uberpuzzler
*****





   


Gender: male
Posts: 1732
Re: [ FAQ : how to hide text? ] (new)  
« Reply #11 on: Jul 11th, 2004, 6:15am »
Quote Quote Modify Modify

Remember the colors alternate. A black color will work 50% of the times.
 
 
Compare your: >This is hidden.<  
With the standard: ::This is really hidden::
 
The mail problem with the hide tags is that they're not working in the preview / last 10.  Sad
IP Logged

How about supercalifragilisticexpialidociouspuzzler [Towr, 2007]
gramps
Newbie
*



I am a nobody. Nobody is perfect. Therefore, ...

   
Email

Gender: male
Posts: 31
Re: [ FAQ : how to hide text? ] (new)  
« Reply #12 on: Jul 11th, 2004, 9:49am »
Quote Quote Modify Modify

I don't understand: "Remember the colors alternate. A black color will work 50% of the times."
 
You mean they keep changing the paper and ink colors periodically? But why? If they stick to the white on black ( a very comfortable arrangement, so easy on the eyes), my hidden text stays hidden in preview, in regular post and in the 'ten most recent posts' as well.
 
OK, if alternating is their policy, then I will have to adopt the 'hide' and '/hide'commands.
IP Logged
towr
wu::riddles Moderator
Uberpuzzler
*****



Some people are average, some are just mean.

   


Gender: male
Posts: 13730
Re: [ FAQ : how to hide text? ] (new)  
« Reply #13 on: Jul 11th, 2004, 11:37am »
Quote Quote Modify Modify

The background colours of the posts on this board alternate between dark grey and black. Both may look black though,  if you have your monitor on low contrast (like I have).
IP Logged

Wikipedia, Google, Mathworld, Integer sequence DB
Rejeev
Newbie
*





   
WWW

Gender: male
Posts: 31
Re: [ FAQ : how to hide text? ] (new)  
« Reply #14 on: Oct 12th, 2004, 2:34am »
Quote Quote Modify Modify

how can I hide the attachement? It is required in the case of puzzles like SQUARE FORMATION. the solution is jpg image which I would like to upload but should be hidden.
IP Logged
towr
wu::riddles Moderator
Uberpuzzler
*****



Some people are average, some are just mean.

   


Gender: male
Posts: 13730
Re: [ FAQ : how to hide text? ] (new)  
« Reply #15 on: Oct 12th, 2004, 3:33am »
Quote Quote Modify Modify

zip it! (the attachment Wink)
Only images are attached and shown, other attachments only give a link to the attachment.
IP Logged

Wikipedia, Google, Mathworld, Integer sequence DB
mansi
Guest

Email

Re: [ FAQ : how to hide text? ]  
« Reply #16 on: Aug 24th, 2005, 8:04am »
Quote Quote Modify Modify Remove Remove

but scrollin mouse over....can reveal the text...is there some script using which only till people reply to u....they cant see the coded text?
IP Logged
towr
wu::riddles Moderator
Uberpuzzler
*****



Some people are average, some are just mean.

   


Gender: male
Posts: 13730
Re: [ FAQ : how to hide text? ]  
« Reply #17 on: Aug 24th, 2005, 3:18pm »
Quote Quote Modify Modify

I don't understand what you mean  Undecided
IP Logged

Wikipedia, Google, Mathworld, Integer sequence DB
Icarus
wu::riddles Moderator
Uberpuzzler
*****



Boldly going where even angels fear to tread.

   


Gender: male
Posts: 4863
Re: [ FAQ : how to hide text? ]  
« Reply #18 on: Aug 24th, 2005, 3:29pm »
Quote Quote Modify Modify

I believe mansi wants some way of preventing others from seeing the answer until he allows them to.
 
But the point behind hiding text is that we don't want to prevent others from having the satisfaction of solving the riddle, by presenting the answer to them before they are ready for it. This is particularly true for first replies, as later people reading the riddle will see the answer sitting right there before they even get the chance to think about the riddle themselves. We hide answers in later replies so that those who are only looking for a push in the right direction can read some of the thread without finding the answer given in the middle.
 
I do not feel it is appropriate for this forum to deny the answer to someone who wants it until they perform some specified action (other than perhaps the action of solving the riddle themselves). So even if this is possible, I don't think it is desirable.
IP Logged

"Pi goes on and on and on ...
And e is just as cursed.
I wonder: Which is larger
When their digits are reversed? " - Anonymous
Sir Col
Uberpuzzler
*****




impudens simia et macrologus profundus fabulae

   
WWW

Gender: male
Posts: 1825
Re: [ FAQ : how to hide text? ]  
« Reply #19 on: Aug 30th, 2005, 3:19pm »
Quote Quote Modify Modify

You could always use the [invisible] [/invisible] tag which not only hides the text but it also hides the poster. For an example of this you can see the complete solution I posted near the beginning of the 100 prisoners & a light bulb thread.  Roll Eyes
IP Logged

mathschallenge.net / projecteuler.net
Icarus
wu::riddles Moderator
Uberpuzzler
*****



Boldly going where even angels fear to tread.

   


Gender: male
Posts: 4863
Re: [ FAQ : how to hide text? ]  
« Reply #20 on: Aug 31st, 2005, 4:58pm »
Quote Quote Modify Modify

And also my reply in which I pointed out that Sir Col's solution wouldn't work, as clouds of flatulence would disappate over 100+ days. Cheesy
IP Logged

"Pi goes on and on and on ...
And e is just as cursed.
I wonder: Which is larger
When their digits are reversed? " - Anonymous
tryintogetanswers
Newbie
*





   
Email

Gender: male
Posts: 3
Re: [ FAQ : how to hide text? ]  
« Reply #21 on: Sep 7th, 2005, 1:49pm »
Quote Quote Modify Modify

testin
« Last Edit: Sep 7th, 2005, 1:50pm by tryintogetanswers » IP Logged
gitanas
Junior Member
**





   


Posts: 55
Re: [ FAQ : how to hide text? ]  
« Reply #22 on: Jun 22nd, 2016, 4:56am »
Quote Quote Modify Modify

hide-button doesn't work on Firefox
 
Test
« Last Edit: Jun 22nd, 2016, 4:56am by gitanas » IP Logged

Dummy Frog - my blog about interesting and funny things in our World
Pages: 1  Reply Reply Notify of replies Notify of replies Send Topic Send Topic Print Print

« Previous topic | Next topic »

Powered by YaBB 1 Gold - SP 1.4!
Forum software copyright 2000-2004 Yet another Bulletin Board